Lazy Poets Thursday Poem

My Dartmoor series continues.

Meldon dam

Meldon Dam

West Okement River

you ran through granite incision

 you splashed your path

through blanket bog

already rendered barren

its nutrients washed away

 by the rainfall of millennia

 Neolithic sapien arrived

when ice age departed

devoided trees to hunt out

forest animals

Industrial Revolution

reached your western land

 rock was quarried

iron path hammered

you were dammed

to quench the thirst of Devon